Veterinary Services

What are they?

VETERINARY SERVICES ARE A WORKING COMMUNITY WHICH, IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD, PROTECTS THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ANIMALS… / Read more

What are they for?

Tracking animal diseases transmissible to humans
Today, we know that 60% of human pathogens are of animal origin, 75% of emerging animal diseases can be transmitted to humans… / Read more
Protecting consumers from food-related health risks
Many pathogens (parasites, bacteria, viruses, toxins) have the potential to contaminate food at the various stage of production and render it dangerous for consumers… / Read more
Reducing losses caused by animal diseases
It is estimated that world demand for animal protein (milk, eggs, meat) will increase by 70% by the year 2050…/ Read more
Helping poor countries that wish to gain access to export markets
In many countries of the world, animals are not only a source of dietary protein but also provide draught power (traction, ploughing, and irrigation), a regular cash income and precious natural fertilizer.../ Read more
Protecting countries at their own borders
When an importing country becomes aware of a potentially dangerous animal disease event in an exporting country, it may decide to halt trade in animals and animal products between the countries, to protect itself and to avoid any international spread of pathogens of animal origin…/ Read more
Safeguarding and protecting wildlife
Disease surveillance in wildlife needs to be just as stringent as the surveillance and control of diseases in domestic animals, since the exchange of pathogens between these two populations is increasing throughout the world…
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Protecting animals through well-enforced laws and regulations
Animal health is a vital component of animal welfare. Animal welfare is a complex concept encompassing scientific and ethical aspects as well as economic, cultural and political aspects… / Read more
TO SUCCEED IN THESE MISSIONS, ANIMAL HEALTH SYSTEMS MUST BE FOUNDED ON GOOD GOVERNANCE
Reference: VS-Final-EN – OIE - August 2015
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